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Taking Part in the Search for the Cure

Getting involved in clinical trials is an effective way to advance the pursuit for better treatments and even a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. As we learn more about Alzheimer’s, the facts and figures are alarming. It’s estimated that more than … Continue reading

News from the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research

Preserving Your Memory talked to Dr. Jean-Pierre Roussarie, postdoctoral associate at the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Laboratory, about the work they are doing there now. Preserving Your Memory:Please tell me about the research you’re currently doing in Dr. Greengard’s … Continue reading

Hitting the Target

Hitting the Target: Researchers Take Aim to Find a Drug Therapy for Alzheimer’s Disease. The latest clinical studies investigate different paths to a cure. By Kevin Gault There is no drug that can cure Alzheimer’s disease, but there are reasons … Continue reading

New Direction in Alzheimer’s Research

In the laboratory of Nobel laureate Dr. Paul Greengard, a team of researchers is looking into a new direction in research into the nature of Alzheimer’s disease. Preserving Your Memory talked to Jean-Pierre Roussarie, Ph.D., postdoctoral associate at the Fisher Center … Continue reading

The Latest News on Alzheimer’s Disease and Brain Health

Cellular Skeleton Collapse May Be Alzheimer’s Precursor Researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara, have uncovered a key finding about the process by which the peptide beta amyloid destroys neurons. Led by Stuart Feinstein, Ph.D., the team at UCSB studied the tau protein, which is present in … Continue reading

gSAP: A Key Protein in Plaque Formation

By: Dr. Gen He and Dr. Paul Greengard of the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research laboratory have discovered a protein that stimulates the production of beta-amyloid, the toxic protein that is linked to the development of plaques in the … Continue reading

Early memory problems may indicate Alzheimer’s

By: In the January 11, 2010 issue of the journal Alzheimer’s and Dementia, Dr. Barry Reisberg and his research team published research showing a significantly higher risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s in people who have experienced subjective memory loss. … Continue reading

Key Protein May Lead to Faster Acting Anti-Depression Drugs

By: There is no single known cause for depression. Depression is believed to result from a combination of genetic, biochemical, environmental and psychological factors. Each year over 17 million American adults experienced a period of clinical depression. In Alzheimer’s … Continue reading

Protein p11 and the Understanding of Depression

By: Paul Greengard, PhD, director of Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research’s team of internationally renowned scientists, has helped discover a protein that seems to be pivotal in lifting depression. The National Institute of Mental Health, a division of the … Continue reading

PET Scan Marker May Promise Hope for Earlier Alzheimer’s Detection

By Kelli Rush The results of a Phase II study may offer hope for earlier diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. The study, presented in April at the 2010 American Academy of Neurology conference in Toronto, focused on a compound called Flutemetamol … Continue reading